Mrs Boladale Bamidele, the mother of Bolutife, a Cairo-based man burnt to death by his wife, Ifeoluwa, in Koka, Osun state, on Saturday, said jealousy must have made his son’s wife to set him ablaze.
Ifeoluwa had on Sunday, July 17 set ablaze Bolutife in their Koka, Osun state home, having suspected him of having an extramarital affair, leaving him seriously injured while she fled the scene.
Bolutife eventually gave up the ghost at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, as police launched a manhunt for Ifeoluwa, who also died last Thursday after taking a poisonous substance.
But speaking to newsmen on Saturday, the grieving mother, who said Bolutife was her last child, said Ifeoluwa usually check through her husband’s phone.
She said the couple got married last year September, adding that some members of the family initially opposed Bolutife getting married to her, but he insisted that she was the one he wanted as his wife.
She said, “Apart from her being a jealous type, she was decent as a lady. She was not adulterous. She was able to last that long in our house because she was not involved in indecent acts as a young lady but she used to check through her husband’s phone.
“Whenever she did that after she observed that he was chatting with anyone, even if the person was Bolutife’s elder in the family, she would become jealous.
“That was her only flaw and I used to talk to her to desist from such acts. Some members of the family opposed Bolutife having her as a wife but my son insisted that she was the one he liked.”